In attendance were 8 CAPA Primates namely; Archbishop Peter Akinola of All Nigeria, Archbishop Bernard Malango of Central Africa , Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini of Rwanda, Archbishop Justice Akrofi of West Africa, Archbishop Fidele Dirokpa of Congo, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of Burundi, Archbishop Ian Ernest of Indian Ocean and the host Primate Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi.
Other invited guests were CAPA Bishops, CAPA HIV/AIDS Board Members, CAPA HIV/AIDS Provincial Coordinators, CAPA Partners, Church Leaders, Government Leaders, Diplomats, NGOs and the media.
The 5-Year Strategic Plan's Goal is to strengthen CAPA HIV/AIDS Programme Coordination to deliver sustainable integrated HIV/AIDS, TB & Malaria Services and mitigate their impact in Communities by 2011.
The plan focus on six identified and agreed priority areas of interventions and activities including monitoring and evaluation of the programmes, which seek to strengthen programme coordination and service delivery at all levels of the Church and Communities. These are:-
In his keynote address, Archbishop Peter Akinola said, "The Church cannot afford to be indifferent because Christ calls us to proclaim his saving love to a broken, fragmented diseased world. A world in which, each of us is directly infected or affected by HIV/AIDS TB and Malaria."
This plan will be implemented in all the 12 CAPA Provinces and Diocese of Egypt.
For further information please contact the Programme Coordinator Emmanuel Olatunji
The CAPA web site can be found here: http://www.capa-hq.org/
The CAPA HIV/AIDS TB and Malaria web site can be found here: http://hivaids.anglicancommunion.org/